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We are a dynamic charity seeking to bring God’s love to families of all shapes and sizes in a variety of ways to suit their needs.
We are a part of a worldwide network, founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner which has become the largest lay led Christian organisation in the world. A potted history of Mothers’ Union can be found on the central Mothers’ Union website.
Oxford diocese is in the Mothers’ Union province of Canterbury; the provincial website can be found below…
Oxford diocese is linked with Mothers’ Union in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Victoria Nyanza in Tanzania, Ahoada and Warri in Nigeria and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The information below can be downloaded as a pdf here.
The Mothers’ Union was established in 1876. Its purpose was to encourage parents in caring for their children, not just physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset it recognised that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.